May 25: Flash Fiction Challenge – Andy Longhorn

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May 25, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a that includes the word longhorn. You can go with any of its meanings or make it a name of a person or organization. Cheese or cattle, technology or place, what can you create from the western icon? Go traditional or new; go where the prompt leads.

 

Andy Longhorn was the lawman in my part of the world. Everyone called him Longhorn and no one was sure where the name came from though some women in the town thought it was because…but that was just hearsay.

He cracked the great cow rustling caper back a few years ago. Tracked down those thieving wretches and put them well and truly out of business. That act alone made the town feel a debt of gratitude to him.

He never wanted any reward. He wanted a quiet town. A quiet town meant a happy Longhorn, and that suited us.

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/05/26/may-25-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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14 Responses to May 25: Flash Fiction Challenge – Andy Longhorn

  1. Lorraine says:

    Suits me too. Though I do wonder like the ladies of the town . . .

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Fantastic flash! Michael, I think you managed to hit all the traits of a good western story.

  3. Deborah Lee says:

    I want to live there. 🙂

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